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Body Shop Central Virginia

Plug Me In

Member
Nov 29, 2012
593
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Central Virginia
Hello All,

Long time no post. My 6+ year old 85 has been doing great until today when I t-boned a deer on my way in to work. Nose cone , hood and quarter panel are dinged up quite a bit
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. Car handled it like a champ otherwise. I’m disappointed to learn that the service centers don’t do body work, especially as it means a I won’t get a loaner while the work is done.

There are a couple of Tesla recommended shops in Richmond. Has anyone had work done at these or other shops near Charlottesville?
 

sethr

CPO Roadster #1089
Mar 24, 2013
255
150
Fairfax, VA
My experience with Dorn's was absolutely horrendous. Granted, it was a couple of years ago, maybe, maybe they have improved, but I would never, never recommend them to anyone for anything. They promised a number of things about how my Roadster would be treated, such as what would be painted, that it would be kept charged, and every promise was broken. It took much longer than it should have (months), and they replaced parts that were not damaged. They lied to me outright about several things. When I finally got my Roadster back, they had messed up my headlight surround, (the damage was to the REAR but they painted all the way to the front, totally unnecessary), there were swirls all over, and there was overspray of clearcoat on every window!

BTW, when I gave a poor review on Yelp, they replied using my full name, very tacky. They promised a refund of my deductible if I took it down - another lie.

Best of luck finding a good shop with honest and competent personnel.
 
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Plug Me In

Member
Nov 29, 2012
593
23
Central Virginia
Got my car back from Burleigh today and initial impressions I’m pleased with the results. It took about a month for the job to get done but at least half of that was waiting for parts from Tesla. Glad to be back in the saddle; I’ve had enough of gas range anxiety and standing around at gas stations.

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